Chemical Elements History and Information Yttrium

About the chemical element Yttrium, its symbol, atomic number and weight, who discovered it and when.

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

(Element) (Symbol) (Atomic number) (Atomic weight)

Yttrium Y 39 88.9059

Discovered by Johan Gadolin of Finland in 1794. Isolated by Carl Mosander of Sweden in 1842. Yttrium was a laboratory curiosity until recently. Now it and europium produce the red in color TV.

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